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New Ronald Wong Print - Dambusters 70th Tornado/Lancaster 617 Squadron
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March 22, 2013 - 1:46 pm
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Thats as cool as you like….if you rotate by 180 the Lancaster is perfect

Would like to see a better image

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I’ve always liked Ronald Wong’s paintings, and this is no exception. In fact, this is a great image.

Here it is:

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Reflecting On 70 Years by Ronald Wong

And here’s the inverted image so we can better see the reflected Lancaster: 

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Conceptually, its clever and he’s executed it brilliantly, with every element in the modern setting contrasting with its counterpart 70 years before.

Some very cool comparisons can be made here.

Shall we try spotting and listing out all the various equipment that are featured? laugh

The most obvious is the aircraft – Lancaster vs Panavia Tornado GR (5?)

Flight gear of crew

What else can you spot? wink

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This  is  a   very clever   idea   – I  like  it  a  lot.

comparisons  :

 Houchin  and  trolley acc.

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There are many up to date replications on that picture

 

The only thing that is missing is a Cat by the two guys talking on the Tornado section

 

It is a superb painting, if you look at each half independantly each make a fine picture, the Tornado section is very atmospheric

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Gollum said
There are many up to date replications on that picture

The only thing that is missing is a Cat by the two guys talking on the Tornado section

The black dog is Nigger, Guy Gibson’s dog. The character in the peaked cap is probably Guy Gibson himself. The Lancaster depicted has the letter G (AJ-G) Gibson’s aircraft.

I guess not many pilots have cats as pets. Its a macho thing? cool-gum

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Hard  to  believe  only  three  people  have    taken  time  to   comment  on    this   piece.

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I really like this striking piece – wish I had both the skill and ingenuity to pull off an evocative image like this.

 

James

 

 

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smile  Excellent painting—just wondering what the vote would be for which way up would you hang it most :)

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This is a typical Ron Wong narrative.  He often uses it for his commissioned work for the Air Forces. This is a stunningly fine example however, and I agree which way would you choose to hang it!

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Appliance, in most of our cases as collectors with more prints than walls, as you have stated in your own collection thread, we can rotate this painting on its own, literally! big-grin

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eHangar said
… we can rotate this painting on its own, literally! big-grin

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I saw this at the recent Guild exhibition, just like the 617Sqn version this works really well….it was called Heritage I’d personally hang it the other way upwink

http://ronaldtkwong.com/images/Gava2014_02.jpg

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I agree.

Interesting that this painting is devoid of any air or ground crew, as in the 617 Sqn painting. I prefer it to have people, as it looks lifeless without.think

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